Tai Chi combines deep breathing and relaxation with slow and gentle movements. In older people, Tai Chi has been shown to
- decrease stress
- increase muscle strength in the lower body
- improve balance and posture
- improve the ability to move.
There is some evidence that Tai chi can improve mobility in the ankle, hip and knee in people with arthritis. For more information on Tai chi see: http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/fitness/Pages/taichi.aspx AND http://www.nras.org.uk/tai-chi-for-arthritis
There are a number of tai chi classes held in communities across the county. Some instructors can be found here: http://www.taichiunion.com/instructors/?l=cornwall
This is one option for tai chi classes in Cornwall: https://www.cornwalltaichi.co.uk/